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Friday, August 22, 2014         

Honolulu firefighters are battling a large brush fire in the upper Makakilo area. The fire was first reported around 4:30 p.m. Story »


Former state Rep. Bob Herkes died Thursday at Hilo Hospital. Herkes, 83, represented different portions of Hawaii island, primarily the Puna and Kona districts, for 18 years in the Legislature.  Story »


Three out of four candidates for Hawaii governor say they agree Hawaii's health exchange is a mess, taxes are burdensome and leadership style in the state's top office needs to change.  Story »

 
The sale of Waikiki's largest shopping center in June contributed to a record level of Hawaii commercial real estate purchases during the first half of the year as institutional investors continued a buying binge that took hold last year. Story »

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Chris Mellor didn't grow up a disciple of De La Salle football. In fact, he couldn't stand the Spartans while attending another Bay Area high school. "They were the big dogs and nobody could beat them," Mellor said. Story »

Mufi Hannemann is a politician who wears his passions on the outside for all to see. He is the American success story that should inspire kids across the state to say, "Yes, you can, now get to work." Story »

Chinese fighter jet intercepts U.S. Navy aircraft

The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March.

UnitedHealth signs pact to repair state exchange

The company that fixed the federal Obamacare health insurance exchange is preparing to replace embattled contractor CGI Group Inc. as the main technology vendor for the faulty Hawaii Health Connector.

Dow Solar brings PV shingles to isles

Dow Solar, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co., began selling photovoltaic shingles in Hawaii this month. Honolulu-based GreenPath Technologies, a renewable energy company, is marketing the solar shingles made by Dow Solar of Midland, Mich.

Rearview Mirror: Iconic Ranch House eatery had deep Aina Haina roots

Possibly the most iconic restaurant in East Honolulu from the 1950s to 1987 was the Ranch House in Aina Haina.

Volleyball: Passi took advice from former Wahine

Consider the odds of playing volleyball in college. How many of those on the 1,230 teams that competed at July's USAV Girls Junior National Championships will find their way onto a collegiate roster at any level?

Te'o to miss preseason game with sprained foot

The Chargers play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and just like last year, Te'o is skipping the third preseason game with a sprained foot.

TGIF: Ka Himeni 'Ana celebrates Hawaiian music

An important era in Hawaiian music comes to an end this weekend with the 30th annual Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition Saturday at Hawaii Theatre. Richard M. Towill, founder of Ka Himeni ‘Ana and its primary underwriter during its 31-year existence, died in January.

 Murder defendant acquitted, returned to prison
A state jury found a 31-year-old man not guilty Thursday for the murder of his friend two years ago at Kawainui State Park Reserve in Kaneohe. Teddy Munet, wearing a long-sleeved blue dress shirt, did not speak in court, but was sent back to prison to continue his sentence for an unrelated crime after Circuit Judge Glenn Kim read the verdict. Story »
 Shigematsu and Lefotu earn their way back
Hawaii offensive linemen Sean Shigematsu and Dave Lefotu learned college football is a bottom-line business. At the start of training camp three weeks ago, both fifth-year seniors were at the bottom of the depth chart.  Story »
 
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Ka Himeni 'Ana celebrates Hawaiian music
An important era in Hawaiian music comes to an end this weekend with the 30th annual Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition Saturday at Hawaii Theatre. Richard M. Towill, founder of Ka Himeni ‘Ana and its primary underwriter during its 31-year existence, died in January. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Beauty is everywhere at picturesque B&B
Some come for the incredible views. Others love the peace and privacy. Still others praise the breakfasts, always prepared from scratch with ingredients growing just steps from the kitchen. Holualoa Inn is among Hawaii's most memorable escapes. Story »
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RECIPE: Elena’s Sari Sari
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